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" A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it... "
Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream - Page 111
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
...impossible : Vlirth cannot move a soul in agony. R os. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, IVhosc influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow...give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear К him tnat hears it, never in the tongue If him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, DcaPd with the...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
...in the throat of death ? It cannot be ; it is impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Ros. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf d with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, And I...
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Thoughts on laughter, by a chancery barrister [B. Montagu.].

Basil Montagu - Laughter - 1830 - 68 pages
...cannot be, it is impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. ROSALINE. Why, that's the way to choak a gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot of that...tongue Of him that makes it : then if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns ; continue then, And...
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A Narrative by John Ashburnham of His Attendance on King Charles ..., Volume 2

John Ashburnham, George Ashburnham Ashburnham (3d Earl of) - Great Britain - 1830
...delle cose d' altri ;" — is a recorded saying of the great Michael Angelo.. In Shakspeare's opinion, A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him, that hears it ; never in the tongue Of him, that makes it. And it is clear, that, to the same cause, lord Clarendon mainly attributes the prosperity of sir John...
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A Narrative by John Ashburnham of His Attendance on King Charles ..., Volume 2

John Ashburnham, George Ashburnham Ashburnham (3d Earl of) - Great Britain - 1830
...delle cose d' altri ;" — is a recorded saying of the great Michael Angelo. In Shakspeare's opinion, A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him, that hears it ; never in the tongue Of him, that makes it. And it is clear, that, to the same cause, lord Clarendon mainly attributes the prosperity of sir John...
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831
...in the throat of death ? It cannot be ; it is impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Roí. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, DeaPd with the clamours of their own dear4 groan*. Will hear your idle scorns, continue then. And I...
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The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare, with Notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831
...Whose influence is begot ofthat loose grace, Which «hallow laughing hearer« give to fool« : A ten's prisonM in the viewless10 winds. And blown with ear«, Di-iTd with tbe clamours of their own dear* groan«, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then....
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The New sporting magazine, Volume 2

1832
...of a poetical imagination ! But did he never hear of Shakespeare's hint, that " A iest's popularity lies in the ear Of him that hears it; never in the tongue Of him that telis it." But surely my successor fell into an error here. Although mountains of ice may be chilling...
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831 - 504 pages
...in the throat of death ? It cannot be ; it is impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Ro». Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot of (hat loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fool« : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ...

William Shakespeare - 1833 - 1064 pages
...laughter in the throat of death? It cannot be; it is impossible: Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Rot. told my neighbour, how you have been solicited by...them, Diana ; their promises, enticements, oaths, Deaf d with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, And I...
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